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Associate Director of Career Services - Health Professions

Florida Southern College
Florida, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Executive, Executive Directors
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Full Time
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JOB SUMMARY:   Serves as the primary liaison between the Career Center and all Health Professions units. The position is responsible for preparing students and graduates for successful careers and entrance to graduate school for the College’s nursing and pre-professional school students including, but not limited to, students seeking acceptance to medical school, dental school, veterinary medical school, physical therapy school, etc. Works with students and alumni to help them understand the curricular and co-curricular requirements needed to become competitive candidates for admission to professional schools and evaluate their progress toward meeting these requirements to ensure strong outcomes for health professions students. 



1. Provide individualized career counseling for pre-health students and alumni to guide students in making career decisions, gaining appropriate and relevant experiences, preparing for entrance exams, choosing an appropriate list of potential clinical programs, and completing the application processes. Health professions advising services are complementary to a student’s academic advising.

2. Help students identify their interests, values, skills, and personalities, and foster their understanding of how these factors relate to academic/ career satisfaction and choices.

3. Teach career development courses, such as PHP 1100 Introduction to Health Professions or an equivalent, based on need and area of expertise.

4. Provide guidance to faculty, departments, and the college on resources to meet student’s pre-professional needs. Serve as the liaison to health professional programs across the US, coordinate the FSC Pre-Professional Program (P3), and chair the Health Professions Advisory Committee. Coordinate, as appropriate, with student organizations, including Alpha Epsilon Delta, in programming and event planning. 

5. Collaborate with the Executive Director to develop pre-professional educational training activities, teaching assignments, and resources (MCAT prep courses, guest speakers, visits and fairs with graduate and professional school recruiters, off-campus visits, etc.). Research, evaluate, and update written and electronic career and educational resources with relevant economic and employment trend data. 

6. Establish and maintain student internship and shadowing programs with community partners in the health professions. Supervise and assess the quality of student internships and professional shadowing experiences.  

7. Attend events to help recruit high school students to the pre-health professions at FSC. Attend events to inform current FSC students of these programs.

8. Efficiently learn and utilize various technology-based databases, CRM systems, applicant tracking systems, and project management systems to support the assessment and management of student, professional school, and alumni records. Thoroughly and swiftly manage and report data on student experiences and post-graduate placements to ensure team efficiency and flow of information across campus departments.

9. Contribute to the success of the department by performing all other duties as needed to drive the vision, fulfill the mission, and abide by the values of the College.



1. A minimum of Master’s degree from an accredited institution with strong knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques in addition to broad knowledge of careers in the health professions. 

2. A minimum of 1 year experience providing career counseling and planning services is preferred.

3. Strong written and oral communication skills; strong organizational skills, and the ability to routinely multitask.

4. Ability to work well with a wide variety of people; ability to work independently.

5. Computer proficiency in MSWord, Excel, and Outlook.  Familiarity with web-based application services and Internet resources. 



1. Must be able to lift and carry materials and objects weighing up to 40 pounds, with or without assistance.  May include occasional lifting of moderately heavy objects.

2. Work requires some exertion such as standing for long periods of time, considerable walking, frequent bending kneeling, reaching, and stooping. 



1. Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

2. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to the typical office environment.

3. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.

4. Assignment is campus-based and not intended for work from home though some remote work may be performed through virtual services as directed by the College.

5. During certain time periods, it may be necessary to work more than forty hours in a week to complete work by deadlines and/or to attend after hours meetings and events. 

6. Position is administered in an extremely fluid, fast paced fashion with multiple high-priority demands.

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